Ace puts Wie three clear

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A hole-in-one has helped Michelle Wie establish a three-shot lead in the opening round of the CN Canadian Women’s Open.

A hole-in-one helped Michelle Wie shoot a seven-under-par 65 and establish a three-shot lead in Thursday’s opening round of the CN Canadian Women’s Open in Winnipeg.
The American had posted three birdies on the front nine and then produced her ace for an eagle at the par-three 11th to move to five under.
She dropped a shot at the next hole, but picked up three more birdies on her final six holes to go clear of the field.
Australia’s Sarah Kemp is the 20-year-old’s closest challenger after she posted six birdies and two bogeys in her round of 68.
She lies a shot ahead of defending champion Suzann Pettersen, who is at three under.
Pettersen in turn is followed by a group of eight players on two under, including England’s Karen Stupples, the top British challenger, and Korea’s Jiyai Shin.
Welsh woman Becky Morgan was in a tie for 24th, along with Scotland’s Mhairi McKay and Catriona Matthew, at level par.

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